Virtualisation with already installed XP?

Yoram Hekma hekma.yoram at
Thu Apr 23 08:00:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 11:31:09PM -0400, Neil Cherry wrote:
> I have a laptop setup with dual boot (XP Home and Ubuntu). I'd like to
> know is it possible to install some kind of virtualization software
> that will allow me to use the existing XP partition? I have need of
> some embedded development software that uses the USB and Windows.
> Thanks

I do know that using VMWare workstation you can boot existing partitions
instead of images. I guess windows won't like the new hardware
configuration though. If Workstation isn't an option, you can try if VMWare
Player can do this too. I recall reading something about KVM doing
something like this as well.

Just my 2 cents.
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